It's that time of year again -- Dakar 2008

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  1. Wumpus

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    Dakar 2008 starts on Saturday -- Coverage starts Sunday on Versus at 3:30EST and 6:30EST.:rockout:
     
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  2. psychobiker

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    sweet hope nobody gets killed this year go robie g
     
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    Who's going to win the bike class, my money is on a KTM rider.
     
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    Hey, I'll be watching for Team Front Row GB. This is the UK dirt bike team that I did some work for; I posted about it earlier. I truly hope to never be under a crunch like that again - being contacted Thanksgiving to do custom work ( in WA state) to be on the truck leaving the UK going to Lisbon, by Dec 28. Thank goodness for FedEx International Priority.

    here's the team
    http://www.adventure-spec.com/

    I customized 6 jackets ( 3 for each rider) adding external cargo pockets w/fail safe buckles and internal camelback pouches that hold 100 oz pouches, and a few other details. These additions have to be built to last the pounding that they'll take out on the course.

    geargrrl
     
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  5. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    I might send you a few jackets to have some 6 oz bladders hidden into them...purely for bragging rights. I promise no alcohol will be involved.

    Staying on topic, I'm not a big race fan, but the Dakar never ceases to amaze me. Those guys are hard asses IMO.
     
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    Beat me to it.

    Bummer but I am glad they canceled instead of run the risk of having people be murdered.
     
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  8. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Well that sucks.
     
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    just outfit the vehicles with guns and grenade launchers
     
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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    I think from the looks on these guys' faces ( Stan Watt, Jon Stamper of Team FrontRow UK) they know they aren't racing. Check out the bikes, though!! Talk about travel...

    I've been listening to some radio interviews with these guys. Cancelled 12 hours before the start!!! And the amounts of money involved are stupendous. I mean, ginormous, esp. when you convert to dollars.

    if anyone cares, http://rallyraidio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_category=FrontrowGB


     
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    It is Dakar time again...


    Mon 1/6
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    Tue 1/7
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    Wed 1/8
    5:00PM-5:30PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Thu 1/9
    5:00PM-5:30PM
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    NBC Sports

    Fri 1/10
    5:00PM-5:30PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Sat 1/11
    5:30PM-6:00PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Sun 1/12
    10:00PM-10:30PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Mon 1/13
    6:30PM-7:00PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Tue 1/14
    5:00PM-5:30PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Wed 1/15
    5:00PM-5:30PM
    122
    NBC Sports

    Thu 1/16
    5:00PM-5:30PM
    122
    NBC
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I hear tell that Dakar isn't that great
     
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    Is it weird for a Euro to want Robby Gordon in the Hummer to do really well?